Seven Students Begin On-Farm Internships and Gain Exposure to Dairy Production

The Internships Provide On-Farm Learning Experiences to the Next Generation of Dairy Seven college students who are pursuing careers in dairy production recently began on-farm internships on progressive dairy farms in Pennsylvania and beyond. The Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association created the…

Dairy Producers Encouraged to Share Insight in New Dairy Supply Chain Survey

The Study Is Being Conducted by the Center for Dairy Excellence and The Pennsylvania State University The Center for Dairy Excellence and the Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business recently distributed a 2020 Pennsylvania Dairy Producer Survey to encourage dairy producers across the state to share their insight on how dairy industry changes, and…

Register for June 12 Webinar and Learn How to Apply for Direct Relief Payments

The Free Webinar Will Help Dairy Farmers and Consultants Understand the CFAP Application With the sign-up period now open for dairy producers to submit direct relief payment applications through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), the Center for Dairy Excellence is offering a free webinar titled “A Step-by-Step Guide to Submitting CFAP Applications.” The webinar…

COVID-19 Assistance Grants Available to Dairy Processors, Farms and Haulers

Grants Are Available for Costs Associated with Personal Protection Equipment and Social Distancing Measures The Center for Dairy Excellence has grants available to reimburse costs associated with COVID-19 personal protection equipment and social distancing measures. The grants are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Pennsylvania dairy processors, milk hauling companies, and dairy farms. Applications…

Save the Date for 2020 Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference

Dairy Lenders and Financial Consultants Will Learn How to Help Clients Navigate New Terrain The 11th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, titled “Navigating the Numbers,” is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dairy lenders and financial consultants are invited to attend the event and gain a toolkit…

Student Leader Scholarship Applications Due June 1

Ten $3,000 Scholarships Are Available to Students Pursuing a Dairy-Related Career Online applications for this year’s Student Leader Scholarships are due by June 1, 2020. The scholarship program is designed to recognize outstanding undergraduate students and high school seniors who are pursuing an education in a dairy-related field for the 2020-21 academic year. Ten $3,000…

Dairy Producers Invited to Join Dairy Industry Conference Call on May 26

Panelists Will Provide Updates on Direct Payments, Disaster Relief Loans and Market Outlook Dairy producers and industry professionals are invited to join the fifth part of the Center for Dairy Excellence’s dairy industry conference call series on Tuesday, May 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. With details expected to be released on how to apply…

Local Dairy Farms Donate More Than 13,000 Gallons of Milk to Families in Need

Thank You to PA Dairy Farms and Agribusinesses Who Are Donating Excess Milk to Food Bank Two local dairy farms, JoBo Holstein Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. and Mount Rock Dairy in Newville, Pa., recently donated more than 13,000 gallons of raw milk, a tanker load each, to support a milk drive organized by the Blessings…

May ‘Protecting Your Profits’ Webinar to Feature Guest Speaker

Business Consultant Matt Lange Will Share Benchmarking Strategies with Dairy Farmers On Wednesday, May 27 at noon, the Center for Dairy Excellence will host its monthly “Protecting Your Profits” webinar. Matt Lange, business consultant with Compeer Financial, will join the webinar as a guest speaker and share benchmarking tools to help dairy farms successfully manage…

An Open Letter to the Dairy Industry

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Dear Dairy Industry, On a recent Dairy Industry Conference Call, Dr. David Kohl, part-owner of Homestead Creamery in Wirtz, VA, and Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech, said something that really struck a chord for our organizations: “DON’T EQUATE YOUR SELF-WORTH TO YOUR NET-WORTH”.  That simple reminder precisely articulates what we want dairy business owners and…